Road Safety

Child Restraint Fitting Voucher Program 2019/2020

All children must be safely fastened in the correct child car seat for their age and size. A child who is properly secured in an approved child car seat is less likely to be injured or killed in a car crash than one who is not.

As part of the Local Government Road Safety Program, City of Parramatta Council runs a free child restraint fitting program which provides the opportunity for residents of City of Parramatta to obtain a voucher to have their child restraint fitted or adjusted for free by Council’s selected Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) authorised fitter.

You can watch the installation process and learn how to adjust shoulder straps to appropriate heights and find out when a child is ready to move to a bigger seat.

How To Apply

This program is open to City of Parramatta Council residents. To apply, please email the following information to roadsafety@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au:

  • Name
  • Address
  • A copy of either of the below documents as proof of your address: 
    • A current NSW driver's license or NSW photo card showing current residential address
    • A recent utility bill, rates notice or lease agreement
  • Number of child restraints you would like checked or fitted (a maximum of two vouchers per residential address may be requested).

Once the above information is received, your application will be processed and you will be contacted by return email. Voucher numbers are limited and conditions apply.

Further details about the program

Issued vouchers entitle the holder to a safety check or installation of a child restraint by Council’s selected authorised fitter. The fitter can provide a mobile service or you may also go to their location. Fitter details will be included on the issued voucher.

The voucher is to be presented at the time of fitting. The voucher includes the installation of a gated buckle if required. If any other hardware such as extension straps or anchor bolts are needed, the customer will need to pay the cost at the time of fitting.

If you live outside the City of Parramatta area, please contact your local Council for information about child restraint checks within your local area.

More information

For any queries about the program, contact City of Parramatta's Road Safety Officer on (02) 9806 5768.

For information on National Child Restraint Laws, go to the NSW Centre for Road Safety website.